Disclaimers: Not mine

Spoilers: Nope. Unless you consider The Beard as a spoiler. If so, then any eppy with The Beard. Which means...Assume Nothing and All For Our Country (so far).

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THE BEARD

"Why do you keep looking at me like that?"

"It's nothing."

"Catherine."

"It's really nothing, Grissom."

"Catherine, just say whatever's on your mind."

"What's with the beard?"

"What do you mean what's with my beard?"

"I mean...what possessed you to grow that thing?"

"You don't like it?"

"I don't...dislike it."

"You hate it."

"It's different."

"I'm not shaving it."

"I didn't tell you to!"

"No, but you wanted to."

"Oh, so the beard gives you psychic powers?"

"I won't shave it."

"Just answer my question, Grissom. Why did you grow it?"

"I got lazy."

"So you decided not to shave?"

"Laziness can be quite powerful."

"You know, it kinda makes you look...manly."

"Did I not look it before?"

"Ok, so it makes you look manlier."

"I thought you didn't like it?"

"I never said that. You said I didn't like it."

"So you're saying you like it?"

"I'm saying it makes you look manly."

"So you like it."

"I do like manliness."

"So you like it."

"I don't know."

"How could you not know? You just said you liked manliness and since you think my beard makes me look manly then you must like my beard!"

"Boy, you really want people to say they like your beard, don't you?"

"If you don't stop aggravating me, I might just have to show some of my true manliness and..."

"And what? Hmm?"

"And not do anything because I am a true man."

"Nice save."

"Thank you."

"Ok, I think I've bugged you enough for a day. I'll see you tomorrow. Oh, and Grissom?"

"Yeah?"

"I love your beard."

*THE END*